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Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 10/11/2011

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Demonstrators at Freedom Plaza. (Jose Luis Magana - AP)
For now, Occupy DC protesters are staying at Freedom Plaza, and claiming that the National Park Service granted them a four-month permit extension. But the NPS says “nothing was agreed upon.”

In an odd twist of television pre-taping, a man found dead more than a week ago on Metro’s Red Line tracks was scheduled to appear on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” this week.

Two D.C. men were arrested for dogfighting and cockfighting in the District.

Do programs that pay people to lose weight really work? Even with financial incentives, shedding pounds — and keeping them off — remains an elusive goal.

Is $55,000 the new $50,000? Twenty colleges are now charging $55,000 or more in tuition, boarding and fees, according to a new survey.

Stay with PostLocal today as we bring you the latest from the Occupy DC protest, the trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George’s) and the Prince George’s and Montgomery county council meetings, as well as more news from around the region.

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